With the LG V10 and the Lumia 950 XL packing two of the most impressive cameras available on any phone today; it’s only worthy to see how these two compare against each other. The Lumia 950 Xl packs a larger 20 MP f/1.9 Pureview Zeiss lens, with OIS and a triple LED flash; the LG V10 on the other hand comes with a 16 MP f/1.8 lens, LG’s color spectrum sensor, and their incredibly fast laser autofocus.
So getting straight to it, below are some side-by-side shots from both phones (in auto settings), comparing them mostly in in-door situations and close-ups. The Lumia 950 XL in general is more “flash-happy” firing in any scenario where it’s almost needed, however thanks to the rich capture option, the Lumia 950 XL counteracts the triple LED flash nicely, giving a natural color to pictures, without over exposing them.
The LG V10 on the other hand, has a useful auto-HDR mode, that silently color corrects for proper white balance and exposure in outdoor and bright light shots, getting rid of those crude shadows and making the pictures look more appealing.
Below are almost the same shots taken side by side between the two phones, the Lumia 950 XL is the top picture, while the LG V10 is below (all photos are full resolution VERY LARGE!):
A slightly difficult subject to capture in a dark room, the Lumia 950 XL opted to ire the flash, while the LG V10 did without, overall the Lumia captures better colors and details, in both the rose stem and the granite counter-top; however the V 10 has more accurate color reproduction in this case; possibly due to the color spectrum sensor.
In this case it’s a much closer tie, with the flash firing on both phones, however the Lumia 950 XL seems to capture a bit more details at full zoom; especially on the guitar strings.
In this case the Lumia 950 XL’s triple LED flash and post capture processing makes a noticeable difference, toning down the reflection of the flash off the black, and giving it a more natural tone. Although both images look appealing in their own way, the V10’s flash does distort the white of the elephant’s tusks, and hide some of the details.
This shot is the opposite of others, where the Lumia 950 XL’s flash gives some pleasing and more vibrant colors, however the V10’s image, although less visually appealing is truer to the actual puzzle.
Finally (running short on imaging subjects), both photos have an insane amount of detail, with slightly varying degrees of exposure on the Oreo black, both yummy nonetheless).
Although it’s extremely difficult to make a call, in day-to-day usage both camera’s are outstanding; with speedy capture times from both devices and no noticeable lag. I would give the Lumia 950 XL the edge in every day shooting, giving realistic and eye pleasing results at the same time, bravo Microsoft.